First of the 2 horror comedies Bela Lugosi made with the East Side Kids (second being "Ghost on the Loose" 1943). Desperate to make a move towards different movie genres, Lugosi tried several times to appear in silly comedies like this one. Unfortunately, he was always offered the same kind of role he was portraying in serious ones. Great fun to watch anyhow.
more info about the fil here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034224/